Emma's Sketchbook

Photo:Front cover of the book featuring Emma's watercolour "Starting for the show at Retford, Sparken, 1842".

Front cover of the book featuring Emma's watercolour "Starting for the show at Retford, Sparken, 1842".

Photo:One of the illustrations from 'Emma's Sketchbook' - Detail from "A country magistrate interrupted on his drive home - Langwith (16th September, 1842)"

One of the illustrations from 'Emma's Sketchbook' - Detail from "A country magistrate interrupted on his drive home - Langwith (16th September, 1842)"

Scenes of Nottinghamshire Life in the 1840s

edited by Richard A. Gaunt

The sketches of Emma Wilmot (1820 – 1898) cover such diverse subjects as architecture, nature, animals and rural life.  Together, they offer an evocative insight into Nottinghamshire during the early-Victorian period.  This book reproduces over fifty of the drawings for the first time and places Emma’s life and interests in their historical context.

Emma Wilmot was wife to the Duke of Newcastle's agent, Edward Woollett Wilmot.

During Edward's time as the Duke's agent (1838 - 1848), the couple resided at Sparken House in Worksop and Emma sketched many places around the Worksop area including Worksop Manor and Worksop Priory.

Other well known local scenes reproduced in the book include Clumber, Welbeck, Creswell Crags and Hardwick Hall.

 

The book costs £7.95 (plus £3.00 p&p), or can be purchased from major Nottinghamshire Libraries. For more info visit Nottinghamshire County Council website

This page was added by Helen Fox on 11/04/2013.

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